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Ashhtayy's Planning Thread - Azul Fives - June 7, 2016

2016 Brides Mexico Planning Tips

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#121 deecol

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Posted 08 September 2015 - 09:25 AM

@ashhtayy Congrats on everything!!!  I was wondering where you've been!


Beautiful dress!  Suits you so well :)



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#122 ashhtayy

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Posted 08 September 2015 - 04:21 PM

@maybeoneday thank you!

@yycbride2016 thank you! great ideas - I'll check for stores that are closing shop and I'm bound to find a great deal.

@snswedding2016 thanks for recommending Sussman's. can't hurt to check it out next time I'm downtown. I'm so excited to find the perfect belt.

@Wafflesmom thank you! the deal hunter in me was quite proud with that price. just means I can spend that money somewhere else, likely more flowers!

ps. Sadly I didn't get a chance to check out your jeweller. before we knew it our vacation was up. we'll be out west soon enough I'm sure. we said we wouldn't go until after the wedding but I can't see my fiancé going that long without seeing his family. If we haven't found our rings by then we will definitely pop in :) thanks again for their contact information.

@deecol I was experiencing serious withdrawals but knew if I opened the website I wouldn't be able to put it down lol thanks so much. So relieved!

#123 pjay

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Posted 08 September 2015 - 05:15 PM

Congrats on buying a house!!! :D That is so exciting. 

Love the dress and it looks amazing on you! Yay!!! :D so many great things happening. We forgive you for being so busy ;)


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#124 Wafflesmom

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Posted 08 September 2015 - 05:26 PM

@ashhtayy that is seriously a great price. It's such a beautiful dress and it hugs you in all the right places! Derrick and I ended up getting both of our rings from our jeweler. I will post it on my thread tonight. He was definitely great to work with and pricing was great (although we did end up going over-budget on Derrick's ring....yup, the man who initially didn't even want a ring!) LOL

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#125 ashhtayy

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Posted 08 September 2015 - 06:10 PM

@perianjay SO exciting. we take possession tomorrow but the BIG move is next Wednesday because Mike is NYC for work (poor him, right?). 


thanks! i love the dress. when i got home and looked at the pictures i was less than impressed though BUT i can remember how I felt in it and that was pure joy. lets just say my mom and MOH should stick to their day jobs and leave photography up to the pros :) (ps. i would have taken the exact same shots - it's so hard to get a good picture because the lighting is so different in the bridal stores...that's my excuse anyways)


@Wafflesmom thank you! i'll keep an eye out for your bands. so exciting!

#126 calgarybride2015

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Posted 08 September 2015 - 06:37 PM

I actually think you look better in it than the models. You should model it :) that's a compliment. I was going to say it before but was scared it would come out wrong :)

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#127 ashhtayy

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Posted 08 September 2015 - 07:08 PM

@calgarybride2015 thank you!! obviously the model is gorgeous but I also don't love the pictures of her in it. I figured it was the colour and the missing belt that I didn't like. Looks too...non-bride'ish' in those pictures.

ps. kim, we're best friends after that compliment.

#128 ashhtayy

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Posted 07 November 2015 - 06:10 PM

Okay so I have been COMPLETELY absent from this site for a very long time (since the day we took possession of our house). I've wanted to log on so many times but have found myself WAY too overwhelmed. Between my new position at work, my FI's new job and us moving into our house I have done zero wedding planning. I LOVE seeing what you ladies are dong because it encourages me to get going but at the same time it freaks me out because I am so behind. 


A few months ago my maid of honour planned a bridesmaids outing for today. They booked two appointments and made reservations for a lunch in between. The first store we went to was perfect. It had a bridesmaid room that had 5 change rooms and its own private pedestal for the girls to showcase their beautiful gowns. After I saw them in this dress, nothing compared.


What do you ladies think? I have also included a picture of a necklace I like that will add something special to look.


Dress - Front
Dress - Back


It's a Sorella Vita dress. Style number is 8562. They only had black in the store but the dress does come in blush. Although I don't love the photos of the blush dress (seems SO pink and I am not a pink girl), the dress itself looks amazing on all the girls. I'm terrified to order a dress in a colour I haven't seen in person but I think we may bite the bullet and place the order.


I will post on your threads soon. Can’t wait to catch up on all your work!

#129 vancouverpetunia

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Posted 08 November 2015 - 10:03 AM

@ashhtayy Sounds like you are super busy! I haven't been on the site much myself. Life gets in the way! The dress is beautiful. Love the back. Can you get a swatch of the fabric in blush or can you find a blush dress at another store?

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#130 ashhtayy

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Posted 08 November 2015 - 07:28 PM

@vancouverpetunia I actually emailed the store after the post and she got back to me early this morning saying she put an order in for a satin Sorella Vita dress in blush. It'll be a different dress but I'll get to see a dress in that colour. Perfect option. It should be in by the end of the month which also leaves lots of time. In the meantime I will pop in a few local stores that carry the line and see if I get lucky and find one. Great tip!

My mum was surprised with the selection thinking we'd want less fabric with the wedding being in Mexico. I think she figured strapless. I hope they don't boil. Only one way to find out :)

Glad you like the dress. I needed some reassurance. I also fell in love with the back. So pretty.


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